•                                South Mountain Precinct
        Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol

*You decide the amount of time you wish to participate.

The Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol Program began in 1994 as Block Watchers on Patrol and was associated with the Block Watch McGruff logo.  In 1995, P.N.P. members donated over 5,468 hours of their time patrolling their neighborhoods.  In 1996, they spent over 11,600 hours assisting the police officers of the City of Phoenix Police Department by driving through their neighborhoods and watching for suspicious criminal behavior, fights, traffic problems, stolen vehicles, and missing persons.  In 1999, the program adopted the name of Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol and its new logo.  We have had the opportunity and privilege of train9ing over 1,500 citizens in observation skills, criminal codes, police procedures, and drug recognition through non-confrontational methods.

What are the requirements for becoming a P.N.P. member?

After the following qualifications are met, a background check will be completed.  This process will include a check for warrants and any criminal record.  Persons listed as suspects or investigative leads on police reports will be handled on a case-by-case basis.  Final approval for participation in the Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol program will be at the discretion of the Patrol Division Assistant Chief of Police.

History of Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol



  • Reside in the City of Phoenix
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a valid driver license or Arizona identification card
  • Complete mandatory Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol training


  • Felony convictions within the past 60 months (from time of application)
  • Any pending criminal charges
  • Conviction for child molestation
  • Registered as a sex offender
  • Adjudicated by the courts to be mentally incompetent

Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol has long supported the notion that involved residents are the most effective crime fighters, reporting suspicious activity as it occurs.  This program allows residents to become more actively involved as partners in crime prevention.  They are the Phoenix Police Department's "Eyes and Ears!"

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